Here you will find a list of some viral infectious dog diseases we already have detailed information on some of these diseases and we will continuously be adding more dog diseases to the database. It is important that you know about these diseases to maintain the health of your dog, to know symptoms and treatments for common dog diseases.
- Rabies (hydrophobia) is a life taking viral disease that affects many mammals. The close relationship of dogs with humans makes canine rabies a very concerning disease because it can be transmitted to humans. Vaccination of dogs for rabies is usually required by law. Please see the article dog rabies for information on this disease in dogs.
- Canine parvovirus is a potentially fatal gastrointestinal infection that usually affects only small puppies because of their weak immune systems; this dog disease is present in dogs throughout the world.
- Canine coronavirus is a gastrointestinal disease that is usually asymptomatic or with mild clinical signs. The symptoms are worse in puppies.
- Canine distemper is an often fatal infectious disease that mainly affects the respiratory and neurologic systems.
- Canine influenza is a newly emerging infectious respiratory disease. Up to 80 percent of dogs infected will have symptoms, but the mortality rate is only 5 to 8 percent.
- Infectious canine hepatitis is a potentially fatal infectious dog disease of the liver.
- Canine herpesvirus is an infectious disease that is a common cause of death in puppies less than three weeks old.
- Pseudorabies is an infectious disease that primarily affects swine, but can also cause a fatal disease in dogs with signs similar to rabies.
- Canine minute virus is an infectious disease that can cause respiratory and gastrointestinal signs in young puppies.